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January 15, 2009
Call for Presentations Deadline
2009 International Conference on Deconstruction, Building Materials Reuse, and Construction and Demolition Materials Recycling
http://www.bmra.org/events/conference/171

January 16, 2009
Shovel Ready Program 5th Round applications due to Indiana Economic Development Corporation
http://www.in.gov/iedc/ShovelReady.htm

January 22-24, 2009
8th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference
The Northeast-Midwest Institute is a co-sponsor of the 8th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference to be held at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
http://www.newpartners.org/

February  3, 24, and 27, 2009
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) Request for Proposals Q&A Webcast

http://www.epa.gov/care/agreements.htm#apply

February 19, 2009  4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Creating a Legacy: Options for Preservation Workshop
Indiana Downs in Shelbyville, IN
http://www.conservingindiana.org/

February 20-21, 2009
The Green Convene - Winter 2009
A conference for local organizations in the Louisville area working in coalition to promote sustainability in local public policy
http://greenconvene.org/thegreenconvene.html

February 23-25, 2009
Environmental and Historic Review Training
This course will walk participants through the Environmental and Historic Review regulations associated with HOME and CDBG-funded projects.
Indianapolis, IN
http://www.iaced.org/subpage.asp?p=208

March 5, 2009
EPA Webcast: Using EPA Resources to Maximize Clean Energy in Economic Recovery Spending
More Information 

March 13, 2009
FASTeam decision for Shovel Ready 5th Round winning sites
http://www.in.gov/iedc/ShovelReady.htm

March 16, 2009
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) grant applications due to U.S. EPA
http://www.epa.gov/care/

March 19, 2009   1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET
Economic Stimulus Funds: How Local Governments Can Get Their Fair Share
ICMA Audioconference
http://icma.org/main/ca.asp?caid=603&hsid=11&ssid1=2469&ssid3=2469

March 24 & 25, 2009
The Big Deal 2009
National Brownfields Association Conference
Phoenix, AZ 
http://www.nbabigdeal.org/

April 6-8, 2009
Sustainable Property Transactions: Doing Contaminated Site Redevelopments in a Downturned Market
Washington, D.C.
http://www.rtmcomm.com/conference_detail.php?ConfID=35

April 20, 2009
Nomination deadline for 2009 Indiana Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards
http://www.in.gov/idem/5147.htm

April 23, 2009
Application deadline for U.S. EPA's Smart Growth Implementation Assistance 2009
The Development, Community, and Environment Division in EPA’s Office of Policy, Economics, and Innovation is seeking applications for technical assistance from communities that want to incorporate smart growth in their future development to meet environmental and other community goals.
http://epa.gov/smartgrowth/2009_sgia_rfa.htm

April 27-28, 2009
Urban Land Institute Workshops: Basic Pro-forma Modeling Using Excel (Ideal for the non-finance professional) OR
Advanced Pro-forma Modeling Using Excel (Design to advance the Excel skills of finance professionals)
Phoenix, Arizona
http://www.uli.org/ProfessionalDevelopment/Workshops.aspx

April 28-30, 2009
2009 International Conference on Deconstruction, Building Materials Reuse, and Construction and Demolition Materials Recycling
The Building Materials Reuse Association's Annual Conference
Chicago, IL
http://www.bmra.org/events/conference

May 5-6, 2009
Urban Land Institute Workshops: Basic Pro-forma Modeling Using Excel (Ideal for the non-finance professional) OR
Advanced Pro-forma Modeling Using Excel (Design to advance the Excel skills of finance professionals)
Chicago, IL
http://www.uli.org/ProfessionalDevelopment/Workshops.aspx

May 6-7, 2009
National Brownfield Associations Brownfield Leadership Summit: 24 Hours on the Hill Make a Difference
Washington D.C.
http://www.brownfieldassociation.org/Events/BrownfieldLeadershipSummit2009
/tabid/355/Default.aspx

May 7, 2009
2009 National Brownfields Conference Call for Ideas Deadline
http://www.brownfields2009.org/en/Article.9.aspx

May 8, 2009
Public Health Benefits of Sustainable Development Workshop
Co-hosted by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, the U.S. EPA, and the Chicago Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association
Chicago, IL
https://home.comcast.net/~brody.tom/chisra/index_files/Page394.htm

May 13-14, 2009
Urban Land Institute Workshop: Financing and Investing in Real Estate
Washington, D.C.
http://www.uli.org/sitecore/content/ULI2Home/ProfessionalDevelopment
/Workshops/FinanceInvestREMay09.aspx

May 14-15, 2009
Brownfield Workshops in Kendallville and Bluffton
Click here for workshop materials.

May 18-19, 2009
Urban Land Institute Workshop: Valuation and Acquisition Strategies in a Distressed Market
Charlotte, NC
http://www.uli.org/sitecore/content/ULI2Home/ProfessionalDevelopment
/Workshops/ValuationMay09.aspx

May 26, 2009
Brownfields, Renewables, and Carbon - US and EU Perspectives on Site Cleanup and Climate Change - Internet Seminar
http://clu-in.org/live/#Brownfields,_Renewables,_and_Carbon_-_US_and_EU_Perspectives_on_Site_Cleanup_and_Climate_Change_20090526

May 27, 2009
Internet Seminar - Green Building Underwriting: Increasing Cash Flow & Reducing Expenses, Monetizing Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions for Real Estate Transactions
http://www.rtmcomm.com/

June 1-3, 2009
Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference
Louisville, KY
http://reclaimingvacantproperties.org/ 

June 15, 2009
Application Deadline for ICMA travel scholarships to 2009 National Brownfields Conference in New Orleans
http://www.brownfields2009.org/en/Article.28.aspx

June 23, 2009
U.S. EPA Webcast: Managing Wet Weather with Green Infrastructure - Funding & Incentives and Brownfield Redevelopment
http://www.epa.gov/npdes/outreach_files/webcast_flyer_green_infrastructure.pdf

July 6, 2009
NALGEP Seeks Interested Community in the Midwest to Host Brownfields Workshop 


The National Association of Local Government Environmental Professionals (NALGEP) staff is seeking one local government from the Midwest who would be willing to plan and host a brownfields workshop. While many rural communities and tribes have brownfields properties located within their boundaries, they have rarely developed the capability to conduct brownfields cleanup and redevelopment activities. Although EPA has made a concerted effort to reach out to rural and tribal communities, the number of such communities in need of brownfields training and technical assistance remains large. NALGEP will be using its Brownfield Technical Assistance grant to reach out to these communities by planning, organizing, and delivering brownfields workshops in rural and tribal communities in the Midwest. The workshop will focus on the specific needs of the host community, and will offer the requisite tools and information to enable the community to develop sufficient capacity to address brownfields. The workshop will include presentations by local leaders, and panelists from Federal, state, local, and non-profit organizations. In general, the workshops will run one to two days, with a target audience of anywhere from 50 to 100 attendees, depending on the location of the host community and the workshop agenda. If you are interested in working with NALGEP staff to organize and host a brownfields workshop, please contact Farleigh Wolfe no later than July 6, 2009 at Farleigh.wolfe@spiegelmcd.com or (202) 448-9214. For more information: http://www.nalgep.org/about/news.cfm?Page=1&NewsID=56267

July 17, 2009
Shovel Ready Program 6th Round applications due to Indiana Economic Development Corporation
http://www.in.gov/iedc/ShovelReady.htm 

July 30, 2009
Webinar: Brownfields Redevelopment and Liability
3:00-4:30 PM EDT
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/172787344

July 31, 2009
Workshop: EPA Brownfield Assessment Grant Proposal Writing Strategies
Indianapolis, IN 

Click here for workshop materials.

September 1-2, 2009
Statewide Conference on Housing and Community Economic Development
Indianapolis, IN
http://www.instatewideconference.net/

September 2, 2009   2:00-3:30 p.m. EDT
U.S. EPA Brownfield Grant Proposal Guidelines Telephone Availability Session (Assessment Grants)
To register, e-mail Stephanie Harmon at harmon.stephanie@epa.gov

September 3, 2009   2:00-3:30 p.m. EDT
U.S. EPA Brownfield Grant Proposal Guidelines Telephone Availability Session (Cleanup and Revolving Loan Fund Grants)
To register, e-mail Stephanie Harmon at harmon.stephanie@epa.gov

September 3, 2009
Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce’s HobNob Event
Indianapolis, IN
http://www.indychamber.com/hobnob.asp

September 15, 2009 
Workshop: Tapping into the Emerging Green Economy: Green Economic Development Strategies for Community and Brownfield Redevelopment
Indianapolis, IN 
Click here for more information.

October 8, 2009
Sustainable Development:  Building Green on Brownfield Sites
Chicago, IL
http://www.brownfieldassociation.org/EducationTraining/

 
September 23, 2009
Acknowledgement Letter Request Form for U.S. EPA Brownfield Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup (ARC) Grants due to the Indiana Brownfields Program

October 16, 2009
U.S. EPA Brownfield Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup (ARC) Grant Proposals Due.  More information 

November 3-4, 2009
2009 Midwestern States Risk Assessment Symposium
Indianapolis, IN
http://msras.org/

November 16-18, 2009
National Brownfields Conference
New Orleans, LA
http://www.brownfields2009.org/

October 8, November 12, and December 15, 2009
Green Remediation: Applying Strategies in the Field
U.S. EPA Webinar
http://clu-in.org/live 

December 1, 2009
U.S. EPA Brownfields Job Training Grant Proposals Due. More information 

Project Highlights

A former Studebaker facility has been redeveloped into a new transfer/recycling station in South Bend, referred to as Green Tech Recycling (Green Tech). This is a great example of how thinking green for the environment can bring cost savings, new jobs, and community enrichment.

After a long industrial past, the former Studebaker Plant 8 facility sat vacant for 12 years. Mother Earth LLC (Mother Earth) then acquired the property in 2005 and invested $4 million for its demolition, remediation, and redevelopment. The Indiana Brownfields Program provided $45,123 in assessment and remediation grants to Saint Joseph County for the project, and the City of South Bend provided $67,000 in funding from a brownfield assessment grant that it received from the U.S. EPA.